At SHiP we aim to provide a specialist sexual health service for everyone. We encourage honest, confidential conversations so that we can provide the best and safest care.

We will not ask you questions which are not relevant to your care, we won’t make any assumptions about anyone and we will not make you talk about anything you do not want to discuss with us.

Whom you have sex with, your gender identity and your genital anatomy (i.e. what genitals you have) are things we may ask you about to make sure that we offer you the right advice and tests.

Whether you are ‘cis‘ (someone whose gender identity is the same as the sex they were assigned at birth), ‘trans‘ (someone who identifies as a different gender to the one they were assigned at birth) or ‘non-binary‘ (someone who doesn’t neatly fit into the categories of male or female) – we aim to work with you to understand which tests and advice are most helpful for you.

Every Tuesday afternoon, at SHiP University of Plymouth, we run the Focus clinic which focuses on LGBTQI+ aspects of sexual health. This is open to all, even if just curious.  

We have good working links with The Laurels Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in Exeter, a specialist Gender Identity Clinic (GIC). All GICs will accept referrals from throughout England.

The Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. They run a variety of self-referral support groups and training sessions.